THE WOLF ACHIEVEMENTS
WOLF ACHIEVEMENT MENU
- Feats of Skill
- Your Flag
- Keep Your Body Healthy
- Know Your Home and Community
- Tools for Fixing and Building
- Start a Collection
- Your Living World
- Cooking and Eating
- Be Safe at Home and On the Street
- Family Fun
- Duty to God
- Making Choices
- FEATS OF SKILL (Wolf Handbook, Page 38)
NOTE for Akela: If a physician certifies that a Cub Scout's physical condition for an indeterminable time won't permit
him to do three of these requirements, the Cubmaster and pack committee may authorize substitution of any three Arrow Point
- Play catch with someone 10 steps away. Play until you can throw and catch.
- Walk a line back and forth. Do it sideways too. Then walk the edge of a board six steps each way.
- Do a front roll.
- Do a back roll.
- Do a falling forward roll.
Do one of the following (f, g, h, i, j, k, or l):
- See how high you can jump.
- Do the elephant walk, frog leap, and crab walk.
- Using a basic swim stroke, swim 25 feet.
- Tread water for 15 seconds or as long as you can. Do your best.
- Using a basketball or playground ball, do a -
- Chest pass
- Bounce pass.
- Overhand Pass
- Do a frog stand.
- Run or jog in place for 5 minutes.
- YOUR FLAG (Wolf Handbook, Page 46)
- Give the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. Tell what it means.
- Lead a flag ceremony in your den. Here are some ideas:
(Ideas shown in book)
- Tell how to respect and take care of the U.S. flag. Show three ways to display the flag.
- Learn about the flag of your state or territory and how to display it.
- Learn how to raise a U.S. flag properly for an outdoor ceremony
- Participate in an outdoor flag ceremony.
- With the help of another person, fold the U.S. flag.
- KEEP YOUR BODY HEALTHY (Wolf Handbook, Page 56)
- Make a chart and keep track of your health habits for two weeks.
- Tell four ways to stop the spread of colds.
- Show what to do for a small cut on your finger.
- KNOW YOUR HOME AND COMMUNITY (Wolf Handbook, Page 60)
- Make a list of phone numbers you need in case of an emergency. Put a copy of this list by each phone or in a central place
in your home. Update it often.
(List given in Book.)
- Tell what to do if someone comes to the door and wants to come in.
- Tell what to do if someone calls on the phone.
- When you and your family leave home, remember to ...
(List given in Book.)
- Talk with your family members. Agree on the household jobs you will be responsible for. Make a list of your jobs and mark
off when you have finished them. Do this for one month.
- Visit an important place in your community, such as a historic or government location. Explain why it is important.
- TOOLS FOR FIXING AND BUILDING (Wolf Handbook, Page 64)
- Point out and name seven tools. Do this at home, or go to a hardware store with an adult. Tell what each tool does.
- Show how to use pliers.
- Identify a Philips head and a standard screw. Then use the right tool to drive and then remove one from a board.
- Show how to use a hammer.
- Make a birdhouse, a set of bookends, or something else useful.
- START A COLLECTION (Wolf Handbook, Page 70)
- Complete the Character Connection for Positive Attitude.
- Know . Discuss with your family how a cheerful and positive attitude will help you do your best at school and in
other areas of your life.
- Commit. Discuss with your family how gathering items for a collection may be difficult. How does a hopeful and
cheerful attitude help you to keep looking for more items. Why is a positive attitude important?
- Practice. Practice having a positive attitude while doing the requirements for "Start a Collection."
- Make a collection of anything you like. Start with 10 things. Put them together in a neat way.
- Show and explain your collection to another person.
- YOUR LIVING WORLD (Wolf Handbook, Page 74)
This achievement is also part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award and Cub Scouting's Leave No Trace Award.
- Complete the Character Connection for Respect.
- Know. Discuss these questions with your family: What things have people done to show a lack of respect to our world?
Why is it important to respect our environment and ntural resources? How can you show respect for your environment?
- Commit. Discuss with your family how you feel when you see places in your neighborhood that have lots of litter.
Name one thing you can do to help the environment.
- Practice. Practice being respectful while doing the requirements for "Your Living World."
- Land, air and water can get dirty. Discuss with your family ways this can happen.
- It takes a lot of energy to make glass, cans, and paper products. You can help save energy by collecting these items
for use again. Find out how recycling is done where you live. Find out what items you can recycle.
- With an adult, pick up litter in your neighborhood. Wear gloves to protect your hands against germs and cuts from
- With an adult, find three stories that tell how people are protecting our world. Read and discuss them together.
- Besides recycling, there are other ways to save energy. List three ways you can save energy, and do them.
- COOKING AND EATING (Wolf Handbook, Page 78)
- Study the Food Guide Pyramid. Name some foods from each of the food groups shown in the pyramid.
- Plan the meals you and your family should have for one day. List things your family should have from the food groups shown
in the Food Group Pyramid. At each meal, you should have foods from at least three food groups.
- Help fix at least one meal for your family. Help set the table, cook the food, and wash the dishes.
- Fix your own breakfast. Wash and put away the dishes.
- With an adult, help to plan, prepare, and cook an outdoor meal.
- BE SAFE AT HOME AND ON THE STREET (Wolf Handbook, Page 82)
- Complete the Character Connection for Responsibility.
- Know. Discuss these questions with your family: How does being responsible help us be safe? Within the past week,
how did you show responsibility?
- Commit. Discuss these questions with your family: What happens when people are not responsible? What things can
make you forget to be responsible? What things will help you be more responsible?
- Practice. Practice being responsible while doing the requirements for "Be Safe at Home and on the Street."
- WITH AN ADULT, check your home for hazards and know how to make your home safe.
- WITH AN ADULT, check your home for danger from fire.
- Practice good rules of street and road safety.
- Know the rules of bike safety.
- FAMILY FUN (Wolf Handbook, Page 88)
Do requirement a and do TWO of requirements 10b through 10g:
- Complete the Character Connection for Cooperation.
- Know. Discuss these questions with your family: What is "cooperation"? Why do people need to cooperate when they
are doing things together? Name some ways that you can be helpful and cooperate with others.
- Commit. Discuss with your family what makes it hard to cooperate. How do listening, sharing, and persuading help
- Practice. Practice being cooperative while doing the requirements for "Family Fun."
- Make a game like one of these. Play it with your family.
(Eagle Golf, Beanbag Archery.)
- Plan a walk. Go to a park or a wooded area, or visit a zoo or museum with your family.
- Read a book or Boys' Life magazine with your family. Take turns reading aloud.
- Decide with Akela. what you will watch on television or listen to on the radio.
- Attend a concert, a play, or other live program with your family.
- Have a family Board Game night at home with members of your family.
- DUTY TO GOD (Wolf Handbook, Page 94)
- Complete the Character Connection for Faith
- Know. What is "faith"? With your family, discuss some people who have shown their faith - who have shown an inner
strength based on their trust in a higher power or cause. Discuss the good qualities of these people.
- Commit. Discuss these questions with your family: What problems did these faithful people overcome to follow or
practice their beliefs? What challenges might you face in doing your duty to God? Who can help you with these challenges?
- Practice. Practice your faith while doing the requirements for "Duty to God."
- Talk with your family about what they believe is their duty to God.
- Give two ideas on how you can practice or demonstrate your religious beliefs. Choose one and do it.
- Find out how you can help your church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or religious fellowship.
- MAKING CHOICES (Wolf Handbook, Page 100)
Do requirement a and do FOUR of requirements 12b through 12k:
- Complete the Character Connection for Courage.
- Know. Discuss with your family what "courage" is. Review the requirements and discuss how you might need courage
in each one to do what is right.
- Commit. Give some examples of when it is hard to do the right thing. Discuss with your family times that
it might take courage to be honest and kind. Tell about a time in your life when you needed to be brave and courageous to
do the right thing.
- Practice. Practice learning about courage while doing the requirements for "Making Choices." With family members,
act out the choices you would make for some of the requirements.
- There is an older boy who hangs around Jason's school. He tries to give drugs to the children. What would you do if you
- Lee is home alone. The phone rings. When Lee answers, a stranger asks if Lee's mother is home. She is not. Lee is alone.
What would you do if you were Lee?
- Justin is new to your school. He has braces on his legs and walks with a limp. Some of the kids at school
tease him. They want you to tease him, too. What would you do?
- Juan is on a walk with his little sister. A car stops and a man asks them to come over to the car. What would you do if
you were Juan?
- Matthew's grandmother gives him money to buy an ice-cream cone. On the way to the store, a bigger boy asks for money and
threatens to hit Matthew if he does not give him some money. If you were Matthew what would you do?
- Chris and his little brother are home alone in the afternoon. A woman knocks on the door and says she wants to read the
meter. She is not wearing a uniform. What would you do if you were Chris?
- Sam is home alone. He looks out the window and sees a man trying to break into a neighbor's back door. What would you
do if you were Sam?
- Mr. Palmer is blind. He has a guide dog. One day as he is crossing the street, some kids whistle and call
to the dog. They want you and your friends to call the dog, too. What would you do?
- Some kids who go to Bob's school want him to steal candy and gum from a store, which they can share later. Bob knows this
is wrong, but he wants to be popular with these kids. What would you do if you were Bob?
- Paul and his little sister are playing outdoors. A very friendly, elderly woman stops and watches the children for a while.
Paul doesn't know the woman. She starts to talk to them and offers to take Paul's little sister on a walk around the block.
What would you do?
When a boy has completed 58 of these 74 achievements through all twelve parts of the Wolf trail, he has earned the right
to wear the Wolf badge.
After earning his Wolf badge, a boy can begin working on his Wolf electives
to earn his gold and silver Arrow Points.
FOR WOLVES AND BEARS !
Electives are not like achievements. A Wolf or Bear Cub Scout can pick any requirement
he likes from the electives and do it. When he has completed ten elective requirements, he has earned his first Arrow Point
- a gold one.
Only one gold arrow point may be earned during the Wolf year, and one during the Bear year. It is worn
3/4" below and centered under the current rank badge (Wolf and Bear) as shown above.
After earning a Gold Arrow Point, a Cub may complete ten more requirements to earn a Silver Arrow Point. Under his Wolf
or Bear badge, he may wear as many Silver Arrow Points as he earns. They are worn in rows of two below, centered, and touching
the Gold Arrow Point or previously earned Silver Arrow Points for each rank
THE WOLF ELECTIVES
WOLF ELECTIVE MENU
- It's a Secret
- Be an Actor
- Make it Yourself
- Play a Game
- Spare Time Fun
- Books, Books, Books
- Foot Power
- Machine Power
- Let's Have a Party
- American Indian Lore
- Be An Artist
- Grow Something
- Family Alert
- Tie It Right
- Outdoor Adventure
- Say It Right
- Lets Go Camping
The possible ELECTIVES are as follows:
- IT'S A SECRET (Wolf Handbook, Page 110)
- Use a secret code.
- Write to a friend in invisible "ink"
- "Write" your name using American Sign Language. People who are deaf use this language.
- Use 12 American Indian signs to tell a story.
- BE AN ACTOR (Wolf Handbook, Page 118)
- Help to plan and put on a skit with costumes.
- Make some scenery for a skit.
- Make sound effects for a skit.
- Be the announcer for a skit.
- Make a paper sack mask for a skit.
- MAKE IT YOURSELF (Wolf Handbook, Page 124)
- Make something useful for your home or school.
Start with a recipe card holder.
- Use the ruler on this page (125) to see how far you can stretch your hand.
- Make and use a bench fork.
- Make a door stop.
- Or make something else.
- PLAY A GAME (Wolf Handbook, Page 128)
- Play Pie-tin Washer Toss.
- Play Marble Sharpshooter.
- Play Ring Toss.
- Play Beanbag Toss.
- Play a game of marbles.
- Play a wide-area or large group game with your den or pack.
- SPARE TIME FUN (Wolf Handbook, Page 132)
- Explain safety rules for kite flying.
- Make and fly a paper bag kite.
- Make and fly a two-stick kite.
- Make and fly a three-stick kite.
- Make and use a reel for kite string.
- Make a model boat with a rubber-band propeller.
- , h, i. Make or put together some kind of model boat, airplane, train, or car.
- BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS (Wolf Handbook, Page 142)
- Visit a bookstore or go to a public library with an adult. Find out how to get your own library card. Name four kinds
of books that interest you (for example, history, science fiction, how-to-books).
- Choose a book on a subject you like and read it. With an adult, discuss what you read and what you think about it.
- Books are important. Show that you know how to take care of them. Open a new book the right way. Make a paper or plastic
cover for it or another book.
- FOOT POWER (Wolf Handbook, Page 146)
- Learn to walk on a pair of stilts.
- Make a pair of "puddle jumpers" and walk with them.
- Make a pair of "foot racers" and use them with a friend.
- MACHINE POWER (Wolf Handbook, Page 148)
- Name 10 kinds of trucks, construction machinery, or farm machinery and tell what each is used for.
- Help an adult do a job using a wheel and axle.
- Show how to use a pulley.
- Make and use a windlass.
- LET'S HAVE A PARTY (Wolf Handbook, Page 152)
- Help with a home or den party.
- , c. Make a gift or toy like one of these and give it to someone.
(examples shown in book)
- AMERICAN INDIAN LORE (Wolf Handbook, Page 154)
- Read a book or tell a story about American Indians, past or present.
- Make a musical instrument American Indians used.
- Make traditional American Indian clothing.
- Make a traditional item or instrument that American Indians used to make their lives easier.
- Make a model of a traditional American Indian house.
- Learn 12 American Indian word pictures and write a story with them.
- SING-ALONG (Wolf Handbook, Page 162)
- Learn and sing the first and last verses of "America."
- Learn and sing the first verse of our national anthem.
- Learn the words and sing three Cub Scout songs.
- Learn the words and sing the first verse of three other songs, hymns, or prayers. Write the verse of one of the songs
you learned in the space below (on page 166).
- Learn and sing a song that would be sung as a grace before meals. Write the words in the space below (on page 166).
- Sing a song with your den at a pack meeting.
- BE AN ARTIST (Wolf Handbook, Page 168)
- Make a freehand sketch of a person place, or thing.
- Tell a story in three steps by drawing three cartoons.
- Mix yellow and blue paints, mix yellow and red, and mix red and blue. Tell what color you get from each mixture.
- Help draw, paint, or color some scenery for a skit, play, or puppet show.
- Make a stencil pattern.
- Make a poster for a Cub Scout project or a pack meeting.
- BIRDS (Wolf Handbook, Page 174)
This elective is also part of the World Conservation Award.
- Make a list of all the birds you saw in a week and tell where you saw them (field, forest, marsh, yard, or park).
- Put out nesting material (short pieces of yarn and string) for birds and tell which birds might use it.
- Read a book about birds.
- Point out 10 different kinds of birds (5 may be from pictures).
- Feed wild birds and tell which birds you fed.
- Put out a birdhouse and tell which birds use it.
- PETS (Wolf Handbook, Page 178)
- Take care of a pet.
- Know what to do when you meet a strange dog.
- Read a book about a pet and tell about it at a den meeting.
- Tell what is meant by rabid. Name some animals that can have rabies. Tell what you should do
if you see a dog or wild animal that is behaving strangely. Tell what you should do if you find a dead animal.
- GROW SOMETHING (Wolf Handbook, Page 184)
This elective is also part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award
- Plant and raise a box garden.
- Plant and raise a flower bed.
- Grow a plant indoors.
- Plant and raise vegetables.
- Visit a botanical garden or other agricultural exhibition in your area.
- FAMILY ALERT (Wolf Handbook, Page 188)
- Talk with your family about what you will do in an emergency.
- In case of a bad storm or flood, know where you can get safe food and water in your home. Tell how to purify water. Show
one way. Know where and how to shut off water, electricity, gas, or oil.
- Make a list of your first aid supplies, or make a first aid kit. Know where the first aid things are kept.
- TIE IT RIGHT (Wolf Handbook, Page 190)
- Learn to tie an overhand knot and a square knot.
- Tie your shoelaces with a square bow knot.
- Wrap and tie a package so that it is neat and tight.
- Tie a stack of newspapers the right way.
- Tie two cords together with an overhand knot.
- Learn to tie a necktie.
- Wrap the end of a rope with tape to keep it from unwinding.
- OUTDOOR ADVENTURE (Wolf Handbook, Page 196)
- Help plan and hold a picnic with your family or den.
- With an adult, help plan and run a family or den outing.
- Help plan and lay out a treasure hunt something like this.
- Help plan and lay out an obstacle race.
Use this idea or make up your own.
- Help plan and lay out an adventure trail.
- Take part in two summertime pack events with your den.
- Point out poisonous plants. Tell what to do if you accidentally touch one of them.
- FISHING (Wolf Handbook, Page 200)
This elective is also part of the Cub Scout World Conservation Award
- Identify five different kinds of fish.
- Rig a pole with the right kind of line and hook. Attach a bobber and sinker, if you need them. Then go fishing.
- Fish with members of your family or an adult. Bait your hook and do your best to catch a fish.
- Know the rules of safe fishing.
- Tell about some of the fishing laws where you live.
- Show how to use a rod and reel.
- SPORTS (Wolf Handbook, Page 204)
- Play a game of tennis, table tennis, or badminton.
- Know boating safety rules.
- Earn the Cub Scouting shooting sports Archery belt loop.
- Understand the safety and courtesy code for skiing. Show walking and the kick turn. Do climbing with a side stop or herringbone.
Show the snowplow or stem turn, and how to get up from a fall.
- Know the safety rules for ice skating. Skate, without falling, as far as you can walk in 50 steps. Come to a stop. Turn
from forward to backward.
- In roller skating, know the safety rules. From a standing start, skate forward as far as you can walk in 50 steps. Come
to a stop within 10 walking steps. Skate around a corner one way without coasting. Then do the same coming back. Turn from
forward to backward.
- Go bowling.
- Show how to make a sprint start in track. See how far you can run in 10 seconds.
- Do a standing long jump. Jump as far as you can.
- Play a game of flag football.
- Show how to dribble and kick a soccer ball. Take part in a game.
- Play a game of baseball or softball.
- Show how to shoot, pass, and dribble a basketball. Take part in a game.
- Earn the Cub Scouting shooting sports BB-gun shooting belt loop.
- With your den, participate in four outdoor physical fitness-related activities.
- COMPUTERS (Wolf Handbook, Page 216)
- Visit a business where computers are used. Find out what the computers do.
- Explain what a computer program does. Use a program to write a report for school, to write a letter, or for something
- Tell what a computer mouse is. Describe how a CD-ROM is used.
- SAY IT RIGHT (Wolf Handbook, Page 218)
- Say "hello" in a language other than English.
(Examples given in book.)
- Count to ten in a language other than English.
- Tell a short story to your den, your den leader, or an adult.
- Tell how to get to a nearby fire station or police station from your home, your den meeting place, and school. Use directions
and street names.
- Invite a boy to join Cub Scouting or help a new Cub Scout through the Bobcat trail.
- LET'S GO CAMPING (Wolf Handbook, Page 222)
- Participate with your pack on an overnight campout.
- Explain the basics of how to take care of yourself in the outdoors.
- Tell what to do if you get lost.
- Explain the buddy system.
- Attend day camp in your area.
- Attend resident camp in your area.
- Participate with your den at a campfire in front of your pack.
- With your den or pack or family, participate in a worship service outdoors.
In addition to Rank Advancements and Sports and Academic Loops and Pins, Cub Scouts may earn a number of other Badges and
Awards. The requirements for the following awards can be found on this site:
The following Award is NOT a BSA Award, but is referenced for your information, since it can be earned by Cub Scouts:
The Cub Scouting colors are blue and gold. They have special meaning, which will help boys see beyond the fun of Cub Scouting
to its ultimate goals.
- The blue stands for truth and spirituality, steadfast loyalty, and the sky above.
- The gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness.